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    Articles about asparagus growing on the Koo Wee Rup Swamp - Vervale, Cora Lynn, Koo-Wee-Rup, Garfield, up to the 1950s. Also includes articles on Thomas Roxburgh, the first person to grow asparagus commercially in Victoria at his property Cheriton Park in Vervale. He died December 29, 1931.

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  1. Web page: Thomas Roxburgh - Asparagus Pioneer
    https://kooweerupswamphistory.blogspot.com/2019/04/thomas-roxburgh-asparagus-pioneer.html
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    2019-04-25 14:08:38.0

    Blog post on Thomas Roxburgh, his asparagus growing and the early days of asparagus growing on the Koo wee Rup Swamp.

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  2. NEWS AND NOTES.
    The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Thursday 3 July 1879 p 2 Article
    Abstract: This day’s events:—“Uncle, Tom’s Cabin," at the Academy of Music; billiard match, W. Cook v L Kilkenny, Craig’s hotel; coursing match, Carngham; meet ... 2771 words
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    Marriage of Thomas Roxburgh - 'St. Paul’s Church was fairly crowded on Wednesday morning [July 2, 1879] by ladies, on the occasion of the marriage of Mr. Thomas Roxburgh with Miss Sarah Holthouse, daughter of our well-known and much esteemed citizen. Dr [Thomas Le Gay] Holthouse. There were a large number of invites, and the marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. T. Cummins, the bridal party leaving the church while Mendelssohn’s grand wedding march was played by the organist. After the wedding breakfast at.the house of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs Roxburgh left by the afternoon train for Melbourne.'

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  3. KOO-WEE-RUP SETTLEMENT. GOOD LAND ESSENTIAL.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 31 October 1896 p 8 Article
    Abstract: The first essential in settling people on small areas is good land. Where the land is of inferior quality, or unsuitable for growing a variety of cro ... 1566 words
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    Asparagus being grown on the Swamp, amongst other vegetables, in 1896, at Mr James Pincott's farm.

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  4. Family Notices
    The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Friday 25 May 1906 p 2 Family Notices
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    Death of Thomas Roxburgh's father Adam - ROXBURGH.— On 24th May, at his residence, 29 Drummond street south, Adam Roxburgh, in his 83rd year.

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  5. ASPARAGUS CULTURE.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 8 May 1912 p 6 Article
    Abstract: BUNYIP, Tuesday.—Mr. Roxborough, an enterprising resident of Melbourne, who owns land on the Koo-wee-rup Swamp, has grown nine acres of asparagus at ... 2598 words
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    BUNYIP. Tuesday. Mr Roxborough, an enterprising resident of Melbourne, who owns land on the Koo-wee-rup Swamp, has grown nine acres of asparagus at Iona, and a jam company has offered to erect a canning factory on the land if he grows 20 acres.

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  6. SUCCESSFUL ASPARAGUS FARM. BUNYIP, Thursday.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Friday 10 May 1912 p 8 Article
    Abstract: That land on the Kooweerup Swamp can be turned to more profitable account than growing potatoes has been demonstrated by Mr. Roxborough, who, althoug ... 212 words
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    Mr Roxburgh's asparagus farm. 'Some three years ago he put in one acre as a test, adopting the American principle of planting 1 foot in depth and 3 feet between the plants, with rows 10 feet apart, so as to allow of cultivation between, the soil being of a peaty nature. Now he has nine acres under asparagus, and intends extending the area'

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  7. For the Men on the Land;
    Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian (Vic. : 1914 - 1915) Thursday 1 October 1914 p 3 Article
    Abstract: A truck will be loaded with pigs and calves at Garfield on Tuesday, 6th October, consigned to the Victorian Producers' Co-operative Coy. 608 words
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    The growing of asparagus has proved profitable at Iona, where Mr. Roxborough had a crop of 10 acres. He finds that there is a great demand for it on the part of city cafe and restaurant proprietors. The Iona soil is excellently adapted for asparagus, and there is an unlimited demand for it at high prices.

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  8. WEST GIPPSLAND DISTRICT. Bunyip.
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 3 October 1914 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Crops are green and healthy in all parts and grass growing luxuriantly. The early potato crops are through the ground. larger area than in any previo ... 170 words
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    2019-04-18 15:36:49.0

    Report of farming activities on the Swamp including Asparagus growing at Iona

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  9. OTHER DISTRICTS.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 10 August 1925 p 18 Article
    Abstract: ARNOLD.—The death has occurred of Mr. John Brown, aged 62 years, an old resident of Arnold West. He was born at Horsham, but the greater part of his ... 2535 words
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    Roxburgh's farm manager found dead [under Bunyip]

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  10. RECORD POTATO AREA. Frosts Cause Damage. Green Feed Scarce at Garfield.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 28 September 1927 p 18 Article
    Abstract: GARFIELD, Tuesday.--Hail, sleet and snow fell in this district on Saturday, and was followed by a sharp frost on Monday morning. This did considerabl ... 402 words
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    2019-04-18 15:50:21.0

    Thomas Roxburgh grows 100 acres of aparagus at Catani,

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  11. BETTER-FARMING TRAIN. RETURN VISIT TO GIPPSLAND. Advice to Orchardists.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 11 October 1927 p 12 Article
    Abstract: WARRAGUL, Monday.--The Better farming train opened its eighteenth lour at Warragul to-day. The official opening took place in the marquee, where the 585 words
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    General talk of agricultural pursuits around Warragul, including asparagus at Cora Lynn grown by Mr. Kingsburgh. [They have this wrong, it is Roxburgh]

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  12. SUCCESSFUL ASPARAGUS FARM.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 5 December 1929 p 14 Article
    Abstract: Probably one of the best rural industries in Gippsland is the asparagus farm of Mr. Thos. Roxburgh, of Vervalc, near Bunyip. Many years ago about 20 ... 134 words
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    Probably one of the best rural industries in Gippsland is the asparagus farm of Mr. Thos. Roxburgh, of Vervale, near Bunyip. Description of property.

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  13. Finance, Commerce, Stocks and Shares COMPANY NEWS Business Under N.S.W. Laws
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Monday 19 October 1931 p 13 Article
    Abstract: In reporting a loss of £15,879 for the year to June 30 (after writing off £15,756 for bad debts), the directors of Discount and Finance Ltd. state th ... 785 words
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    Today's registrations of new companies:—
    Thomas Roxburgh Pty. Ltd., chartering and shipping agents, etc. Registered office, 475 Collins Street, Melbourne. Capital. £40, 000 in £1 shares. Subscribers: Thomas Roxburgh and Aubrey Clifton Matthews.

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  14. ABOUT PEOPLE.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 30 December 1931 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Though reports concerning tho health of the Anglican Dean of Melbourne (Dean Aickin) continue to be reassuring, it will probably be some months befor ... 1456 words
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    Short obituary of Thomas Roxburgh, who was born in Jamaica and came to Australia as a two year old. Mr. Roxburgh established an asparagus farm at Garfield, Gippsland,
    where an extensive business is conducted by his two sons, Mr. Leslie le Gay Roxburgh and Mr. Reginald Owen Roxburgh.

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  15. Family Notices
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Wednesday 30 December 1931 p 15 Family Notices
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    ROXBURGH. — On December 19, at Molonga, 21 Mercer Road. Malvern, Thornas, dearly loved husband of Sarah Annie Roxburgh.

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  16. PERSONAL
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Thursday 31 December 1931 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: MR LYONS, the Prime Minister-elect, and Mrs Lyons, and members of their family will attend the performance of the pantomime, "Sinbad the Sailor.'' 1035 words
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    Funeral of Thomas Roxburgh. The pallbearers were: Sir James Elder, of Goldsbrough. Mort & Co.; Mr T. Hirai, a Japanese merchant; and Messrs. Walter H. Sollas, W. H. Swanton, John Fordyce, Norman Seale, A. C. Matthews, and W. Parbury. The Rev. Dr. Chas. Strong, of the Australian Church, conducted the service at the grave.

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  17. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 31 December 1931 p 1 Family Notices
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    ROXBURGH.—The Friends of the late THOMAS ROXBURGH are Informed that his funeral will leave Molonga. Mercer road, Malvern, THIS DAY (Thursday (December 31), at 11 o'clock, for the Brighton Cemetery. A. A. SLEIGHT PTY. LTD. Tel. Cent. 410.

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  18. VETERAN BROKER'S DEATH.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 31 December 1931 p 3 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: —(Broothorn Studios, photo.) 32 words
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    Mr. Thomas Roxburgh, a leading wheat and shipping broker and senior partner of Thomas Roxburgh and Co. Pty. Ltd., died on Tuesday, aged 80 years. Includes a photo.

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  19. PERSONAL.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 2 January 1932 p 38 Article
    Abstract: It is expected that the Rev. Father Francis Xavier O'Brien, S.J., of the Riverview College teaching staff, will leave Sydney next month to take over ... 1265 words
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    Members of shipping and commercial circles in Melbourne will regret to hear of the death of Mr. Thomas Roxburgh, Mr. Roxburgh, who was aged 80 years, was for many years well known as a wheat and shipping broker, and in recent years he was senior partner of Thomas Roxburgh and Co. Pty. Ltd. He was associated in that company with Mr. A. C. Matthews. Mr. Roxburgh was born in Jamaica, and came to Victoria as a child in 1853. He spent his early years at Ballarat. For many years he was associated with James Fry and Co., a large firm of flour millers and wheat brokers, which had a great share in develop-ing the Wimmera as a wheatgrowing district. He opened a business of his own in the Olderfleet, Collins street, in 1895, acting as a wheat and shipping broker. He was the founder of the Melbourne Corn Exchange, In 1921 he became agent for the Japan-Australia line, which has conducted a large business in wheat charters between Australia and the East, Mr. Roxburgh also rendered services to agriculture by taking up land in the Koo-wee-rup swamp area, about 30 years ago.

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  20. ASPARAGUS GROWING. IN KOO-WEE-RUP SWAMP. Peat Soils Suitable.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 2 April 1932 p 17 Article
    Abstract: GARFIELD, Thursday.— Although the production of asparagus is almost neglected in this district the peat soil of the Koowee-rup Swamp is admirably sui ... 482 words
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    Detailed description of asparagus growing at Garfield on Roxburgh farm.

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  21. HORTICULTURAL ACTIVITIES
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 9 April 1932 p 48 Article
    Abstract: THE production of asparagus is attracting attention in the Koo-wee-rup and Garfield districts. The peaty soil is considered to be very suitable. A 420 words
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    Asparagus in Koo Wee Rup and Garfield districts

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  22. ASPARAGUS GROWING IN KOOWEERUP SWAMP.
    The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954) Thursday 14 April 1932 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Although the production of asparagus is almost neglected in this district, says a correspondent in a Melbourne: daily, the peat soil of the 458 words
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    Detailed description of asparagus growing at Garfield on Roxburgh farm - virtually a repeat of The Argus article of April 2, 1932.

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  23. ASPARAGUS GROWING. A Profitable Industry.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 31 October 1934 p 17 Article
    Abstract: KOOWEERUP, Tuesday.--The acquisition of landed property held by the late Mr. T. Roxburgh by the A.J.C. Company revives long-delayed general recogniti ... 188 words
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    AJC buys Roxburgh land - also lists other local asparagus growers by name.

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  24. ROXBURGH ASPARAGUS PLOTS.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 1 November 1934 p 12 Article
    Abstract: Messrs. Lewis and Lewis, solicitors for the beneficiaries in the estate of the la[?] Mr. T. Roxburgh, pioneer asparagus grower, at Catani, state that ... 75 words
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    Report that AJC buys Roxburgh land is incorrect

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  25. ASPARAGUS-GROWING Revival at Catani
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 7 November 1934 p 16 Article
    Abstract: LANG LANG, Tuesday.— Since the property of the late Mr. T. Roxburgh, who was one of the first farmers in the State to cultivate asparagus, has been 169 words
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    'Large Melbourne Canning company' buys Roxburgh land - also lists other local asparagus growers by name. Virtually a repeat of The Age article of October 10, 1934.

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  26. ESTATE OF MR. THOMAS ROXBURGH TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 9 November 1934 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—To-day, under the heading of "Asparagus-growing: Revival at Catani," is published a report from Lang Long, dated Tuesday, of which the following ... 174 words
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    Letter to the Editor - "As administrator of the estate of the late Thomas Roxburgh we desire to say that the property referred to has not been taken over by a large Melbourne canning company, nor has the farm been remodelled and replanted. The correspondent's report Is entirely inaccurate in this regard"

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  27. Asparagus Culture PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT
    Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Friday 11 January 1935 p 4 Article
    Abstract: There are bright prospects for asparagus culture in Victoria and good opportunities for its extension, according to Mr. E. E. Pescott, senior 268 words
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    Discussion about the areas where asparagus is grown in Victoria. The Launceston Examiner asks - Are there not possibilities in Tasmania for an expanslon of asparagus growing?

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  28. ASPARAGUS TIPS. Necessity for Duty. LOCAL FIRM'S VIEW. TARIFF PROTECTION VITAL.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 17 December 1935 p 16 Article
    Abstract: Stressing the opinion that the continuance and development of the asparagus industry in Australia would be imperilled if there were any reduction of 681 words
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    Mr. A. M. Robinson, factory manager of Australasian Jam Co. Pty. Ltd., appeared before the Tariff Board yesterday, when the board continued its inquiry into the necessity for the existing rates of duty. Competing with Californian aspargus - which used 'coloured' labour'. Thomas Roxburgh imported his original asparagus from California.

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  29. PERSONAL.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 25 August 1937 p 16 Article
    Abstract: The Archbishop of Perth (Dr. Prendiville) will leave by the Katoomba to-morrow to attend the fourth Plenary Council of the Hierarchy of Australia and 638 words
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    Aubrey Matthews, governing director, of Thomas Roxburgh Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, agents for the Yamashita Kisen Kaisha, Japan-Australia and Austral-China shipping lines. Aubrey was also a pall bearer for Thomas Roxburgh.

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  30. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 6 April 1939 p 15 Advertising
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    Sale of land at Roxburgh's Road in Vervale [Column 1] Roxburgh Road is Simpsons Road.

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  31. TONS OF CANNED VEGETABLES A Thriving Industry At Dingley
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 15 April 1939 p 22 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Market gluts constitute one of the biggest drawbacks to commercial vegetable growing. Although they have not been much in evidence lately owing to th ... 1291 words
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    Gartside Brothers cannery at Dingley, many of their vegetables including asparagus come from the Koo Wee Rup Swamp.

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  32. ASPARAGUS THRIVES AT KOO-WEE-RUP AN INDUSTRY WHICH IS RAPIDLY EXPANDING
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 22 March 1941 p 16 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: When Australian tinned asparagus becomes more familiar to the consuming public it will be a matter for wonder that only such a short time ago we obta ... 1019 words
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    Mr Alf Ellett - account of his asparagus farming and other farming. He sends his asparagus to the Rosella Preserving Co.

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  33. FIRST WLA GIRLS GO TO THEIR JOBS
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 21 September 1942 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Today the first 11 girls trained by the Women's Land Army at its instructional depot at Mont Park will leave to take up their various duties 223 words
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    Today the first 11 girls trained by the Women's Land Army at its instructional depot at Mont Park will leave to take up their various duties all over the State. Two of the girls will go to Ballarat to work in the flax mill, 2 will go to a dairy farm at Brooklyn, another to a dairy farm at Geelong, 3 will go to an
    asparagus growing farm at Garfield.......

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  34. LAND ARMY GIRLS CULTIVATE ASPARAGUS FOR U.S. ARMY
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Friday 9 October 1942 p 3 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Land Army girls picking asparagus on a farm near Garfield for the U.S. Army, Eighteen girls are working on this 150-acre farm. They live in tents and ... 71 words
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    Women's Land Army working on asparagus farm at Garfield. Illustrated with three photos.

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  35. Garden Army Growing
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Wednesday 14 October 1942 p 4 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Local residents are helping returned Diggers to extend a vegetable farm lent to the Heidelberg Military Hospital for the duration. 85 words
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    Photo of Land Army Girl working on asparagus at Garfield.

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  36. LAND GIRLS CUT ASPARAGUS
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Wednesday 14 October 1942 p 18 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Julius Caesar first noticed asparagus on one of his campaigns, "growing as thick as spears along the banks of the Caspian Sea." Today asparagus grows ... 876 words
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    Land Army girls are cutting the crop from 150 fertile Gippsland acres for the delectation of another army. The whole of the crop from the Thomas Roxburgh Estate at Vervale, near Garfield, ...is destined to be canned for the American Army. Good account of work, living conditions, salary etc.

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  37. GATHERING ASPARAGUS FOR TROOPS By A Special Reporter
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 11 November 1942 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Whether it rains, or the sun shines fiercely, or the dust blows, girls of the Women's Land Army, who are working on an asparagus project at 461 words
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    Another good account of the Land Army girls on the Roxburgh asparagus farm at Vervale. About 20 girls in all are employed. Mr Roxburgh says they are 'fine workers, though physically they cannot stand up to the same speed of work as the men. He thinks that 5 girls can do the work of 3 men.'

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  38. SPOTLIGHT ON SOCIETY: First Officer of WRANS Appointed:: Land Army Girls
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 21 November 1942 p 22 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: DEAR PHILLIDA: During the last few weeks we have all been speculating about "head" of the WRANS: for a little while ago 1357 words
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    Account of the Land Army Girls on the asparagus farm at Garfield - hard workers, cheerful and still have the energy to walk or cycle into Garfield to the Picture Theatre or a dance.

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  39. WOMEN'S LAND ARMY GATHERS ASPARAGUS FOR TROOPS
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 21 November 1942 p 17 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: LAND ARMY GIRLS setting out for the fields to cut asparagus after their midday rest. There are 20 of them working on a project at Vervale, near Garfi ... 288 words
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    Eight photos of Women's Land Army girls working on the asparagus at Vervale. Also lists some names and addresses.

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  40. SPOTLIGHT ON SOCIETY: Women's Land Army How t[?] Girls Live
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 9 January 1943 p 20 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: DEAR PHILLIDA, During the last few months the strength of the Australian Women's Land Army has been gradually 1357 words
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    Journalist spend a day at the Womens Land Army at the training farm at the Werribee Research Station. Few photos.

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  41. Asparagus Not Luxury Food, Claims Grower
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Tuesday 1 June 1943 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The action of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture in listing asparagus as a luxury vegetable and taking over the 380 words
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    The action of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture in listing asparagus as a luxury vegetable and taking over the entire crop for the services was a political move designed to impress on civilians the need for austere living, claims Mr Gartside, M.L.C. Canneries which had processed practically the entire output, were virtually told that tins could not be provided for asparagus designed for civilian consumption. Instead of canning asparagus in long spears, canneries had been ordered to cut it into small soup pieces, which turned good food into pig's food, claimed Mr Gartside. Victoria grows 1000 acres of asparagus. Grapefruit was also classed as a luxury and forbidden for sale to civilians.

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  42. Land Army Girls Pick Asparagus
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Wednesday 8 December 1943 p 18 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Six members of the Victorian Women's Land Army mobile vegetable unit have been sent to 433 words
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    Lovely account of a Land Army Girl and the process of picking asparagus - plus the other farm work they did.

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  43. OBITUARY MR C. W. WADSLEY
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 14 September 1944 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Mr Charles William Wadsley, JP, 53, died at his home, Strathallan, Koo-wee-rup, on Tuesday after a long illness. Mr Wadsley was a former 123 words
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    Mr Charles William Wadsley, JP, 53, died at his home, Strathallan, Koo-wee-rup, on Tuesday after a long illness. He was an expert on asparagus growing, and in addition to his own property supervised an asparagus farm at Geelong.

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  44. Melbourne's Future Market Garden? THE PROSPEROUS DISTRICT OF KOO-WEE-RUP
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Wednesday 28 March 1945 p 8 Article
    Abstract: The last three years have been a period of unprecedented prosperity for the Koo-wee-rup district, about 40 miles from Melbourne on the South Gippslan ... 944 words
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    Prosperous Koo Wee Rup agricultural district - looks at the variety of produce grown on the Swamp - potatoes, peas, asparagus, beets, flax etc.

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  45. £20,750 offered for Garfield farm
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 7 November 1947 p 8 Article
    Abstract: An offer at auction of £20,750 for the property Cheriton Park, of 352 acres, at Garfield, Gippsland, was below the vendors' reserve, and it 64 words
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    An offer at auction of £20,750 for the property Cheriton Park, of 352 acres, at Garfield, Gippsland, was below the vendors' reserve, and it was passed in. The auctioneers, Gippsland and Northern Co-operative Co Ltd and Mr J. C. Anderson, Bunyip, are at present negotiating a private sale. About 125 acres of the property are used for growing asparagus.

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  46. Big Area Of Asparagus In Koo-wee-rup District
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Wednesday 23 November 1949 p 24 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The Koo-wee-rup swamp area is estimated to have up fo 1300 acres under asparagus, of which 800 acres are in the immediate district. With asparagus pu ... 788 words
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    The Koo-wee-rup swamp area is estimated to have up to 1300 acres under asparagus. With asparagus pulling in full swing, the fields are a hive of industry. They present an interesting sight reminiscent of the intensive culture of Holland or of some other Continental country. Also a description of the process of growing asparagus.

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  47. Asparagus Cutting At Koo-Wee-Rup
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Wednesday 20 September 1950 p 29 Article
    Abstract: The Department of Labor has given Koo-Wee-Rup (Vic.) Vegetable Growers' Association every hope of supplying 150 66 words
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    The Department of Labor has given Koo-Wee-Rup Vegetable Growers' Association every hope of supplying 150 men for asparagus cutting and 60 men for other vegetable harvesting in the coming season, above the normal large number already employed in this industry.

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  48. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 17 March 1951 p 23 Advertising
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    Auction April 9, 1952 - CHERITON PARK In the Estate of the Late Thomas Roxburgh. Comprising 352 Acres 2 Roods 29 Perches in 3 Lots. [Column 1]

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  49. JAM CO. BUYS 352 ACRES
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 28 April 1951 p 17 Article
    Abstract: THE sale has been completed of the property "Cheriton Park" of 352 acres near Garfield to the Australasian Jam Coy. Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Henry ... 197 words
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    THE sale has been completed of the property "Cheriton Park" of 352 acres near Garfield to the Australasian Jam Coy. Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Henry Jones Ltd. The property was recently offered at auction and was passed In at £35,000, with a reserve of £39,000. It is understood the sale has been made at a figure close to the reserve. The property will be used by the purchaser for growing asparagus.

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  50. JOBS STILL GOING A-BEGGING Sacked men no relief
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Thursday 4 October 1951 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Very few of the 6000 workers the Premier, Mr. McDonald, estimated would be displaced by the cut in Victoria's loan works, have 330 words
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    Very few of the 6000 workers the Premier, Mr. McDonald, estimated would be displaced by the cut in Victoria's loan works, have become available so far for essential industry.... The only considerable blocks of labor that have been available so far to fill big labor gaps have been 360 New Australians from the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission works, who have been sent, with 200 released from the Post master-General's Department, to railways and fertiliser production; agricultural implement works, salt harvesting, and seasonal work in the country. The biggest group was sent to harvest asparagus at Koo-wee-rup. Later in the year, they will be sent to the Goulburn Valley for the soft fruits harvest.

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  51. The Market Garden Same Highlights Of Our New Asparagus Industry
    The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW : 1906 - 1955) Friday 8 August 1952 p 18 Article
    Abstract: RAPID development of the asparagus industry in N.S.W. has been a highlight of vegetable growing in post-war years. Before World War II, all the aspar ... 862 words
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    NSW asparagus industry - grown at Gundagai and Cowra. Mentions varieties grown and Prof Jack Hanna, world expert on asparagus, and also a breeder of new varieties.

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